Effort underway to rescue 62 seafarers stranded on South Atlantic island

A rescue effort is underway to save 62 seafarers from Gough Island in the remote South Atlantic after research vessel Geo Searcher (IMO 8028498) struck rocks and sank on October 15th. The island is approximately 250 miles southeast of Tristan da Cunha. The South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA)...

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Incomplete safety procedures probably led to barge explosion, NTSB finds

The probable cause of an explosion aboard barge IB1940 on November 4th 2019 on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Illinois Marine Towing facility, Lemont, Illinois, was owner J O Equipment’s incomplete procedures, which had failed to incorporate the safety instructions included in the Facility...

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Increase in liabilities at Skuld under Turkish Straits clauses

Skuld has reported “a slight uptick” in the number of cases concerning salvage services in the Turkish Straits region. Circumstances where the insurer had seen this happen were particularly where the vessel was unable to maintain the minimum required speed of 4 knots, a requirement set out in...

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Vessel headed for breakers’ yard cuts loose, grounds and buckles

During very heavy weather and sea conditions  feeder container ship CMA CGM Jakarta (IMO 9265574) (formerly the Victoria Strait) broke loose from its tug during the night of October 9th. The tug had been towing it to breakers in Alang. The vessel then grounded on the coast of Vietnam. The CMA CGM...

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